March 8, 2013 |

2009 July: Did You Know

By Pizza Today

2009 July: Did You Know16 percent of gift cards are never redeemed

According to a Pizza Today Web poll, 52 percent of pizzerias serve coffee

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Montana has 278 pizzerias
Giuseppi’s Original Store / Pizzeria Paradiso / Sam & Louie’s
Giuseppi’s Original Store

Hilton Head Island
The Plaza at Shelter Cove
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
(843) 785-4144


Pittsburgh natives brought Hilton Head Island a taste of home, and locals eat it up. Aside from pizza, however, are the Weggies –– Giuseppi’s trademarked signature sandwich. Ingredients are folded and baked into the company’s handmade dough and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and its own ranch dressing. The Original Weggie features ham and pepperoni and is served with a pickle spear and chips. Sure you can share, but who wants to?

Pizzeria Paradiso
Dupont Circle 2029 P Street NW
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 223-1245 A wood-burning oven fi red at 650 F takes center stage at this two-unit pizzeria in Washington, D.C. Owner and chef Ruth Gresser has four restaurants under her belt — and given Pizzeria Paradiso’s upscale menu, it isn’t hard to see why. Here, you’ll fi nd pine nuts, potatoes, salami, sun-dried tomatoes and pancetta among the pizza toppings. We especially like the di Mare Pizze, which features tomato, mussels, garlic, parsley and Parmesan.

Sam & Louie’s
5658 N. 103 Street
Omaha, Nbraska 68134
(402) 614-4405

www.samandlouiesnyp.comIs it possible to fi nd New York-style pizza in the Heartland of America? Yes, if you’re dining at Sam & Louie’s, which has several locations throughout Nebraska. The franchised company has a simple menu of pizzas and sandwiches that are sure to please. The Chicken Cordon Bleu pizza caught our eye –– a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce topped with grilled chicken, Canadian bacon and broccoli really stands out!